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White Noise

Rated: All Ages
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,638 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.8.1
  • White Noise 5.8 adds new Market button which will go directly to White Noise Market website to download new free sounds.
  • - Updated media session, lock screen, and notification apis to work on 5.0
  • - Added 'More Apps' button and Facebook Like button in settings
  • - New sounds from import, create mix, and recording are now added to top of sound list
  • - New high resolution app icon
  • - Improved layout of sleep clock
  • - Added play icon to catalog
  • - Numerous stability improvements and fixes

Product Details

  • Release Date: February 20, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,638 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • 40+ perfectly looped sounds for relaxing or sleeping
  • Import new sounds for free from the White Noise Market at
  • Mix multiple sounds together to create new ambiences
  • Background audio support so you can use other apps
  • Create multiple alarms that slowly fade in waking you up feeling refreshed
  • Sleep digital LED clock perfect for any nightstand. Drag up and down to adjust brightness. Swipe left and right to adjust color.
  • Sound timers turn off audio to save battery life and fade audio out so won't suddenly awake
  • Star your favorite sounds in the catalog for quick access in the favorites category view
  • On-screen media and volume controls and gesture support allows swiping left or right to navigate sound collection
  • No Ads

Product Description

Recommended as a miracle for better sleep! Find out why the world is sleeping better with White Noise. Features ambient sounds of the environment to help you relax during the day and sleep great at night.

Do you have trouble going to sleep? Are you traveling on a plane and need a quick power nap? Does your newborn baby wake up in the middle of the night? There are numerous benefits to using White Noise:

• Helps you sleep by blocking distractions
• Relaxes and reduces stress
• Pacifies fussy and crying babies
• Increases focus while enhancing privacy
• Soothes headaches and migraines
• Masks tinnitus (ringing of the ears)

Even when you’re asleep, your brain is constantly scanning and listening for sounds. If it’s too quiet, unwanted noises such as faucet drips or police sirens can interrupt your sleep. White Noise generates sounds over a wide range of frequencies, masking those noise interruptions, so you can not only fall asleep, but stay asleep.


Air Conditioner, Airplane Travel, Amazon Jungle, Beach Waves Crashing, Blowing Wind, Blue Noise, Boat Swaying in Water, Brown Noise, Camp Fire, Cars Driving, Cat Purring, Chimes Chiming, City Streets, Clothes Dryer, Crickets Chirping, Crowded Room, Dish Washer, Extreme Rain Pouring, Frogs at Night, Grandfather Clock, Hair Dryer Blowing, Heartbeat, Heavy Rain Pouring, Light Rain with Birds, Ocean Waves Crashing, Oscillating Fan, Pink Noise, Rain on Car Roof, Rain Storm, Running Shower, Running Water, Stream Water Flowing, Thunder Storm, Tibetan Singing Bowl, Train Ride, Vacuum Cleaner, Violet Noise, Water Dripping, Water Sprinkler, White Noise

White Noise has been featured by popular TV shows (Dr. Oz Show, Fox and Friends First, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), major media outlets (NBC News Today, Health Magazine, The Washington Post, New York Times, CNET, Esquire, PC Magazine), and raved about by millions of satisfied customers.

• 40+ perfectly looped sounds with additional free sounds from the White Noise Market at
• Background audio support so you can use other apps while listening
• Create new soundscapes by mixing multiple noises together like a DJ with support for adjusting volume, balance, and pitch of each individual sound in the mix
• Full screen digital clock with multiple colors and brightness controls makes it the perfect companion for any nightstand
• Advanced alarm and timer system that slowly fades audio in and out so you awake naturally feeling more refreshed
• On-screen media player and volume controls with swipe gesture support for navigating sound collection
• Star favorite sounds and mixes in the sound catalog for quick access using the Favorite view
• Designed to work on all Android-based phones and tablets
• Advanced Settings let you prevent interruptions such as notifications, tweak buffer size for optimal playback, adjust sound volume, balance, pitch, custom alarm snooze times, and more
• No Advertising


DR. OZ SHOW: 13 Miracles of 2013
"Revolutionary Sound App!”

AMAZING ANDROID APPS - Book by Daniel A. Begun
"White Noise can instantly transform a chaotic environment into a calm oasis."

THE WASHINGTON POST: Smartphone Puts Newborn to Sleep
"For the next four months, the infant slept with his father's phone in his crib and White Noise tuned to 'air conditioner."

HEALTH MAGAZINE: "Help you turn off your brain, fall asleep faster, and get the rest you desperately need"


READ_PHONE_STATE: White Noise silences on incoming phone call. This permission is not used for any other reason.
WAKE_LOCK: Used by alarms to wake device
DISABLE_KEYGUARD: Used by alarms to unlock device
INTERNET: Used to provide web information, news
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Downloaded sounds written to external storage
READ_NETWORK_STATE: Checks if retrieving news is possible

Technical Details

  • Size: 34.9MB
  • Version: 5.8.1
  • Developed By: TMSOFT (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Disable the keyguard
    • Read from external storage
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1,337 of 1,537 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars good product but one major flaw January 7, 2013
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The app has a wide range of cool sounds. I can tell several are on a loop, which simply drives me nuts. But the one I use, brown noise, works just perfectly. User friendly interface and its free!

HOWEVER... it FORCES you to rate it in the most annoying fashion. It asks, then if you click either ask later or no, the request simply blinks back onto the screen until you rate it so the app become s unusable till you follow through. This is incredibly pushy, severely annoying and inconvenient, and just plain rude. Hopefully this review makes it go away forever, but I already wrote one that was rejected and it came back today after a week or so absence.
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473 of 542 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but with a few flaws...... January 24, 2013
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This is a great FREE app. Beautiful images and high-quality sounds. That being said, I wouldn't pay for it unless it had a few additional features not currently available. Those being the following.

1. This app doesn't allow you to mix various sounds together.
2. The sounds are on a noticeable loop. For sleep you would most likely fall asleep before noticing it, but if reading, you will notice loop patterns.
3. This app doesn't offer a "quit" button. You can only "pause" and the app continues to run in background. It needs a quit option like Pandora and I-heart-Radio. I had to use the "Force Stop" so it wouldn't run in background.

Hope this review helps others.

PS: I kind of worry for the individual that enjoys listening to the very annoying sound of a vacuum cleaner. That would not relax me, it would make me think of chores!!! :-)
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361 of 429 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect app for Kindle Fire June 22, 2012
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I am VERY sensitive to noise of all kinds. I initially purchased White Noise Lite (which is free). Although it worked quite well, the free version only runs alone, which means you can't read a Kindle book at the same time you use White Noise Lite. I decided that a couple of bucks was a small price to pay to block out my boyfriend's rock band rehearsal while I read.

There are so many great choices for noises on the White Noise app -- many more than on the free version. Although I like Pink Noise best while I'm trying to read, my favorite sound on this app is of a cat purring. I can't wait to play that one the next time I take a nap. I find the sound of a cat purring very relaxing and become instantly drowsy when I hear it. I am also thrilled that the next time I'm staying in a hotel where I can hear noises outside my room, I will be able to play a soothing sound from this app instead of suffering through the noise or spending a bunch of money on a white noise machine (which I have almost done many times).
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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Like It! January 11, 2013
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After having some trouble falling asleep as of late, I decided to try the white noise deal and after reviewing a handful of programs I selected this one and one other. On the "other" program you get the app and then have to download your sounds. This program comes already populated with sounds. It appears that you can download sounds - but I haven't tried that as I was happy with one of the sounds as packaged.

Lucky for me the "water" sounds just like my old aquarium and recalling those days I slept like a rock. So gave it a go last night and instead of laying there for hours, apparently went to sleepy land in no time at all. Normally I wake up several times during the night - but not last night. Needless to say I think I'm hooked.

Things I like: Being able to set the amount of time the sounds will play. Being able to adjust the app sounds separately from the phone volume. I like the "Prevent Interruptions" button. I like the clock - but I have to say that, damn - it's bright. I didn't read the directions and since my phone sits in a holder I had to place a hat over it to dim it down. Upon reading the directions today though - it's very simple to darken or brighten the display - and even change colors. There is a dozen or so different switches that one can choose from.

Things I don't like: Well - none so far.

Big thumbs up and highly recommend.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Updated Permissions Removes the GPS January 9, 2015
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UPDATE: I do give TMSOFT great credit for being directly concerned concerning the original GPS permission usage, which was accompanying the inclusion of the Google Maps module. GPS has since been removed. The app still contains the Google Map module itself, but a) I am aware that at times the embedding of such code can be near impossible to simply extract without complete re-writing (an issue that has plagued countless of long-lived online games and services), and b) without the GPS, it is pretty much an orphaned module.

Also, just to highlight upfront, the Record Audio is directly used to set up your own "soothing" tracks, such as your 8 year old belching "Yankee Doodle Dandy" to share with friends and family alike . Or perhaps not.

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I deeply enjoy a relaxation App called Relax Melodies Premium: A White Noise Ambience For Sleep, Meditation & Yoga, being one of my top favorite apps in general, so I was a bit excited to have a chance to see how this stacked up. Until I saw the permissions...

Funny enough, the dev team explains certain permissions:


READ_PHONE_STATE: White Noise silences on incoming phone call. This permission is not used for any other reason.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app!
I love this app!!! It's perfect for when I need to re-set my mindset!
Published 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for falling asleep.
Great for falling asleep. I love this app and the sounds are soothing for falling asleep.
Published 2 days ago by Yvette D Skinner
1.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't what I thought it would be and it didn't work anyway
This was not what I thought it was going to be, and it didn't work very well either... I deleted this from my Kindle.
Published 4 days ago by Ex Texan
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great. We use it when we travel
Works great. We use it when we travel. And doesn't use up your battery.
Published 7 days ago by DPM
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
A good program, but I didn't actually need it.
Published 8 days ago by R. Bedord
5.0 out of 5 stars Works like a charm and I love disguising the outside noises
AH, sleep, perfect sleep. I love the rain and running water and some of the other natural sounds. Can't imagine who would enjoy the train or the freeway, but evidently someone... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Judy King
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than sleeping pills! (Includes Fan!)
Almost always use Ocean Waves, great to go to sleep by, and there is a timer to shut it off. Several of my friends post on FB that they can't sleep without the constant sound of a... Read more
Published 10 days ago by MsTexaFornia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Don't know
Published 11 days ago by Ken Craig
5.0 out of 5 stars Great App
Love how it has many different sounds. enjoy it a lot.
Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 17 days ago by zhaowei998
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